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Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, 3rd ed.

, 2019
ISBN: 9780310533542
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Clear. Understandable. Carefully organized. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar by Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt is the standard textbook for colleges and seminaries. Since its initial publication in 2001 its integrated approach has helped more than 80,000 students learn Biblical Hebrew.

The third edition of Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar represents a significant updating and revision of the previous edition with the goal of providing students with the best possible tool for learning Biblical Hebrew.

Some of the keys to the effectiveness of Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar in helping students learn is that it:

  • Combines the best of inductive and deductive approaches
  • Uses actual examples from the Hebrew Old Testament rather than “made-up” illustrations
  • Emphasizes the structural pattern of the Hebrew language rather than rote memorization, resulting in a simple, enjoyable, and effective learning process
  • Employs colored text that highlights key features of nouns and verbs, allowing easy recognition of new forms
  • Includes appendices of verbal paradigms and diagnostics for fast reference and a complete vocabulary glossary
  • Displays larger font and text size, making reading easier

By the time students have worked their way through Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar they will have learned:

  • The Hebrew Alphabet
  • Vocabulary for words occurring 70 times or more in the Hebrew Bible
  • The Hebrew noun system
  • The Hebrew verbal system

A robust suite of learning aids is available for purchase to be used alongside the textbook to help students excel in their studies. These include a workbook; video lectures for each chapter featuring the author; flashcards keyed to vocabulary in each chapter; a laminated study sheet with key concepts; audio of the vocabulary for each chapter to aid in acquisition; and a compact guide to help refresh students refresh their memory on language forms, grammar, and word meanings.

Resource Experts
  • Includes a Hebrew-English lexicon
  • Presents only the essentials so the language can be learned and retained
  • Utilizes the best of deductive and inductive learning styles
  • Section 1: The Basics of Hebrew Writing
  • Section 2: The Basics of Hebrew Nouns and Nominals
  • Section 3: Introduction to Hebrew Verbs and the Qal Stem
  • Section 4: Introduction to the Derived Stems
  • Section 5: Reading and Studying Your Hebrew Bible

Top Highlights

“The Daghesh in a begadkephat is a Forte if preceded by a vowel.” (Page 18)

“1. Every syllable must begin with one consonant and have only one vowel.” (Page 16)

“The Daghesh in a begadkephat is a Lene if preceded by a consonant.” (Page 18)

“A Shewa is silent if the previous vowel is short. In most other circumstances, it is vocal.” (Page 19)

“The Shewa is silent if the previous vowel is short.” (Page 18)

  • Title: Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar: Third Edition
  • Authors: Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt
  • Edition: 3rd Edition
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 528
  • Resource Type: Grammar
  • Topic: Hebrew

Gary D. Pratico (ThD, Harvard Divinity School) is professor of Old Testament and director of the Hebrew language program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for nearly 30 years. He is coauthor with Miles Van Pelt of The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew.

Miles Van Pelt (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where he also serves as the director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages and academic dean.


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  1. Matt DeVore

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  2. Jeremy Bulthouse
    If you do not mind the absence of the color schemes to show the diagnostic features,, etc., then the product might be acceptable to you. But if you are like me and want a digital copy of the textbook that actually replicates the actual textbook (contains the color schemes to highlight diagnostics, etc.), then this product is terrible. I would not recommend that you purchase it.
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